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Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey -- A tyrant from the future creates evil android doubles of Bill and Ted and sends them back to eliminate the originals.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Chris Matheson (characters) &
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Release Date:
19 July 1991 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Hell Hath No Pizza See more »
Plot:
A tyrant from the future creates evil android doubles of Bill and Ted and sends them back to eliminate the originals. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Very underrated, and probably released in the wrong year See more (106 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Keanu Reeves ... Ted

Alex Winter ... Bill / Granny Preston

William Sadler ... Grim Reaper

Joss Ackland ... De Nomolos

Pam Grier ... Ms. Wardroe

George Carlin ... Rufus
Amy Stock-Poynton ... Missy
Jim Martin ... Sir James Martin

Hal Landon Jr. ... Captain Logan

Annette Azcuy ... Elizabeth

Sarah Trigger ... Joanna

Chelcie Ross ... Colonel Oats
Taj Mahal ... Gatekeeper
Robert Noble ... Bach
Hal Landon Sr. ... Thomas Edison
Eleni Kelakos ... Ria Paschelle
Roy Brocksmith ... Deputy James

J. Patrick McNamara ... Mr. Preston
Dana Stevens ... 1st Seance Member

Valerie Spencer ... 2nd Seance Member
Kathryn Miller ... 3rd Seance Member
Carol Rosenthal ... 4th Seance Member
Chris Matheson ... 'Ugly' Seance Member

Ed Solomon ... 'Stupid' Seance Member

Anthony G. Schmidt ... Dark Figure (as Anthony Schmidt)
Brendan Ryan ... Young Ted
William Thorne ... Young Bill

Ed Gale ... Station

Arturo Gil ... Station
Tom Allard ... Big Station

Terry Finn ... Heavenly Greeter
John Ehrin ... Albert Einstein
Don Forney ... Benjamin Franklin

Michael Chambers ... Good Robot Bill (as Michael 'Shrimp' Chambers)
Bruno Falcon ... Good Robot Ted (as Bruno 'Taco' Falcon)
Ed Cambridge ... George Washington Carver
Tad Horino ... Confucius

William Shatner ... Captain James Tiberius Kirk (archive footage)

Peter Hewitt ... The Smoker (as Max Magenta)
Primus ... Themselves
Les Claypool ... Primus
Tim Alexander ... Primus (as Tim 'Herb' Alexander)
Larry Lalonde ... Primus

Tanya Newbould ... Kate Axelrod
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marni Joan Bakst ... English Family Member (uncredited)
Sadler Colley Bakst ... English Family Member (uncredited)
Candace Mead ... Child (uncredited)
Lauren Mead ... Child (uncredited)
Dennis Ott ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Frank Welker ... The Devil / Station / Evil Easter Bunny (voice) (uncredited)

Keith Western ... Partygoer in Hell (uncredited)
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Directed by
Peter Hewitt  (as Pete Hewitt)
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Chris Matheson (characters) &
Ed Solomon (characters)

Chris Matheson (written by) &
Ed Solomon (written by)

Produced by
Paul Aaron .... co-producer
Robert W. Cort .... executive producer
Stephen Deutsch .... co-executive producer
Ted Field .... executive producer
Rick Finkelstein .... executive producer
Scott Kroopf .... producer
Neil A. Machlis .... supervising producer (as Neil Machlis)
Chris Matheson .... co-producer
Ed Solomon .... co-producer
Barry Spikings .... executive producer
Erwin Stoff .... co-producer
Connie Tavel .... co-executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Newman 
 
Cinematography by
Oliver Wood 
 
Film Editing by
David Finfer 
 
Casting by
Karen Rea 
 
Production Design by
David L. Snyder 
 
Art Direction by
Gregory Pickrell 
 
Set Decoration by
Chris Butler  (as Chris A. Butler)
Robin Peyton 
 
Costume Design by
Marie France 
 
Makeup Department
Glen Hanz .... makeup effects technician: Kevin Yagher Productions
Scott Oshita .... special makeup effects artist
Shaun Smith .... special makeup effects crew
 
Production Management
Kevin Allison .... production manager: concert
Paul A. Levin .... post-production supervisor
Neil A. Machlis .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Janet G. Knutsen .... first assistant director
Janet G. Knutsen .... second unit director
Robert Leveen .... second assistant director: additional photography
Jeff Okabayashi .... second assistant director
Barry K. Thomas .... first assistant director
Nathalie Vadim .... first assistant director: additional photography
 
Art Department
Robert Consing .... storyboard artist
Peg Cummings .... set decorator: additional photography
David L. Glazer .... property master: additional photography
Guy Hietala .... set painter
Simon Murton .... storyboard artist
Cammie Noel .... scenic artist
David Russell .... conceptual illustrator
David Russell .... storyboard artist
Russell J. Smith .... assistant art director: additional photography (as Russ Smith)
Tom von Badinski .... carpenter
Joe Wood .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Bob Beemer .... sound re-recording mixer
G.W. Brown .... supervising adr editor
Gene S. Cantamessa .... production sound mixer
Steve Cantamessa .... boom operator
Dane A. Davis .... supervising sound editor
Arnold Finkelstein .... sound effects editor
Tommy Goodwin .... adr mixer
Tom Hammond .... foley editor
Joanna Jimenez .... assistant sound editor
David Jobe .... foley recordist
Kini Kay .... sound effects supervisor
Gregg Landaker .... sound re-recording mixer
Lance Laurienzo .... first assistant sound editor
Lisa Linder .... assistant sound editor
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... dialogue editor (as Kimberly Lowe Voigt)
Nash Michael .... foley editor
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Todd Toon .... sound effects editor
Brian Ufberg .... assistant sound editor
 
Special Effects by
John S. Baker .... special effects crew
Yancy Calzada .... special effects crew
Scott Coulter .... animatronics effects
Roy Goode .... special effects technician
Timothy Huizing .... specialty props
Todd Jensen .... special effects technician
John Teska .... special creature effects
Mark Yuricich .... special effects foreman: VIFX
Bill Zahn .... special effects technician
Vincent J. Guastini .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Richard 'Dr.' Baily .... computer graphics animator: VIFX
Allen Blaisdell .... visual effects
Peter Konig .... sculptor
Alan G. Markowitz .... matte cameraman
Gregory L. McMurry .... visual effects supervisor
Zeke Morales .... visual effects assistant editor
Martin November .... visual effects editor
Wally Schaab .... matte camera operator
Paula Schneider .... model maker
Scott Schneider .... model maker
David Stump .... effects director of photography
Larry Weiss .... computer graphics animator: VIFX
Matthew Yuricich .... visual effects artist
Richard Yuricich .... visual effects supervisor
Al Magliochetti .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
David Carrera .... stunt double: Ted
Clarke Coleman .... stunt performer
Monty Cox .... stunt performer
Eurlyne Epper .... stunt performer
James M. Halty .... stunt performer (as Jim Halty)
Tabby Hanson .... stunt performer
Thomas Robinson Harper .... stunt performer (as Tom Harper)
Randy Lamb .... stunt performer
Jamie Jo Medearis .... stunt performer
Jeff Miller .... stunt double: Bill
Janet Lee Orcutt .... stunt performer (as Janet Orcutt)
James Pearson .... stunt performer (as Jim Pearson)
Pat Romano .... stunt performer
Glenn R. Wilder .... stunt coordinator (as Glenn Wilder)
Scott Wilder .... stunt performer
Christian J. Fletcher .... stunt double (uncredited)
Will Leong .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael J. Coo .... key dolly grip
James B. Crawford .... gaffer
Jason Hicks .... grip
John T. Martin .... grip
Brent Poe .... assistant chief lighting technician
Brennan Price .... lighting technician: second unit (as Brennan L. Price)
Joseph T. Terranova .... set lighting technician
Michael T. Travers .... best boy grip
 
Casting Department
Cash Oshman .... crowd casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Leslie Joyce .... key costumer
Tim Turner .... specialty costumes
 
Editorial Department
David Orr .... color timer
 
Music Department
Tim Boyle .... score mixer
Jim Martin .... musician: air guitars
Randy Miller .... orchestrator
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Steve Vai .... composer: additional music
Tom Villano .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Robert K. Johnson .... transportation captain
Kenny Searle .... transportation coordinator
Dean Winton .... driver
 
Other crew
Yancy Calzada .... puppeteer
Jak Castro .... stand-in
Kathi Danielson .... first assistant accountant (as Kathi Evans)
Mike Elizalde .... puppeteer
Sophia Lansky .... additional voices
Bill H. Schwocho .... stand-in for William Sadler
Sara Spring .... production coordinator: re-shoots
Bob Wagner .... set production assistant
David J. Garfield .... photo double (uncredited)
Keith Western .... photo double: Keanu Reeves (uncredited)
 
Thanks
William Shatner .... special thanks
 

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Runtime:
93 min
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Canada:PG | Canada:PG (TV rating) | Finland:K-10/7 | Germany:12 | Iceland:L (original rating) | Iceland:LH (video rating) | Ireland:PG | Netherlands:AL | Portugal:M/6 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | UK:PG | USA:PG (certificate #31166)

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Trivia:
The original title was "Bill and Ted go to Hell" but was changed because of American objections to the use of the word "hell".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Elizabeth and Joanna are being knocked out, a heap of clothes appears on the floor behind them. This is from a deleted scene where the evil robots dress up as each other.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Chuck De Nomolos:It is time. They have reached the second crucial turning point in their destiny. Their message is about to reach millions. But, we will change all that. When our mission is successful, no longer will the world be dominated by the legacy of these two fools! No longer will we hear this.
[plays air guitar]
Chuck De Nomolos:We will stop them now! Brothers and sisters, are we ready?
[everybody cocks their guns]
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Soundtrack:
DREAM OF A NEW DAYSee more »

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63 out of 75 people found the following review useful.
Very underrated, and probably released in the wrong year, 17 January 2002
Author: Bats_Breath from Phoenix, AZ

This movie is very underrated. It's highly imaginative, creative and clever. It's just plain fun and in my opinion this film tops the first one. But the film was forgotten when it first came out, and became even more overlooked as the years passed. "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey" also bombed at the box office, whereas the first one was a pretty good hit and very popular.

I think the problem may be that this film was just released a couple years too late. In 1991, Bill and Ted already seemed "so '80s". Even though the '80s were only a couple years ago back at that time, the landscape of the music and style for kids had changed so radically with gangsta rap, hip hop, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, grunge and the Seattle sound. Bill and Ted with their Ozzy Osbourne, Van Halen and Guns N' Roses music along with their '80s style seemed so out of place and very outdated in '91, and I think that's one BIG reason the film bombed at the box office. Nobody but surfers were still saying stuff like "excellent!" and "bogus!" in 1991. "Gremlins 2" which also came out in the early '90s suffered a similar fate of being a good film that bombed at the box office because it was too associated with the '80s. The transition from the '80s to the '90s was a much faster change then now with the '90s and '00s. 1991 was nothing like 1988 or 1989, whereas right now, 2002 and last year 2001 still looks/looked like 1995 or 1996.

If only "Excellent Adventure" which was made in 1988, was released THAT YEAR instead of 1989, and "Bogus Journey" was made quickly and released in 1989, then it too would have probably been just as wildly received as the first.

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